Everything is in season right now, but here is a partial list of things you’ll find at our markets this week: Lettuces, Lettuci, Lettuceses? How about leafy green things like romaine, arugula, spinach, Bibb and red leaf. Green salad too boring? Tomatoes, blue cheese, red onions, mushrooms can all top the salad. Salad without lettuce more of your speed – cucumbers both lemon and english just add red onions and mint toss with feta, salt and pepper.
And speaking of peppers – bell peppers of every color and Padron peppers. Eggplant or just plain eggs. And speaking of eggs there is bacon, traditional or English style rashers. Lamb, lamb sausage, pork sausage and beef hot dogs all make for easy grilling and grilling is easy to do in this weather.
There are peaches, berries, watermelon, cantaloupe and maybe nectarines and apples to go with the last of summer’s cherries.
Onions, potatoes, garlic if you for whatever reason in the mood for something a little more autumnal.
Green beans, mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash, corn, the aforementioned tomatoes will go well with any or all of those veg.
Bakery fresh bread.
Pretty pretty flowers.
Brassicas – cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, romanesco – the broccoli/cauliflower that looks vaguely like Ankgor Wat in a vegetabley type of way, turnips, raab and mustard greens.
Blue cheese, wine, hazelnuts and Two Tarts shortbread all of which would make killer appetizers if you are having company, or if you are completely unlike me and just make little snack plates and pour wine for yourself.
Go shop the Market, enjoy the summer while it’s still here.